Bug 17084 - BIND log archive not working
BIND log archive not working
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-29 14:02 EDT by trahman
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description trahman 2000-08-29 14:02:19 EDT
Using bind-8.2.2_P5 RPM from the RH6.2 install CD

According to the documentation, the logging "versions ?" option from the
named.conf file should allow for auto-archiving of the nameserver logs

However, I can't seem to get the logs to roll when I issue a restart of the
named daemon.

Here is the excerpt from my named.conf file:

"logging {
	channel butler_dns {
		file "dns.log" versions 5;
		print-time yes;
		print-category yes;
	category default 	{ butler_dns; };
	category cname		{ butler_dns; };
	category config		{ butler_dns; };
	category db		{ butler_dns; };
	category eventlib	{ butler_dns; };
	category insist		{ butler_dns; };
	category lame-servers	{ butler_dns; };
	category load		{ butler_dns; };
	category maintenance	{ butler_dns; };
	category ncache		{ butler_dns; };
	category notify		{ butler_dns; };
	category os		{ butler_dns; };
	category packet		{ butler_dns; };
	category panic		{ butler_dns; };
	category parser		{ butler_dns; };
	category queries	{ butler_dns; };
	category response-checks	{ butler_dns; };
	category security	{ butler_dns; };
	category statistics	{ butler_dns; };
	category update		{ butler_dns; };
	category xfer-in	{ butler_dns; };
	category xfer-out	{ butler_dns; };

The daemon is logging everything to the dns.log file.  I thought that when
the named daemon was restarted, that the existing dns.log file would be
renamed + a new one created.  However, when I restart the named daemon
(service named restart, or service named stop/start), the logging just
picks right up at the end of the existing dns.log file.  

/var/named is owned by root:named + the setGID bit is enabled:

"drwxrws---    2 root     named        4096 Aug 28 17:02 named"

Any ideas on getting the logfile to archive properly?


Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-30 06:50:33 EDT
The BIND changelog lists this as a feature...

762. [support] don't rotate log file versions on server startup

for getting help setting up bind.

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